How the Commission on the Donor Experience’s work is continuing

first_img The work of the Commission on the Donor Experience, the biggest voluntary collaboration of UK fundraisers on investigating and sharing best practice, continues to be taken forward.The Commission published its final reports in July last year at the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Convention in London. The documents represented the research, analysis and discussion of hundreds of fundraisers and thousands of hours of their time.Donor Experience ProjectThe reports were well-received, but the work and aims of the Commission is now being taken forward. The Institute of Fundraising is now officially hosting the Donor Experience Project.Work on taking the Commission on the Donor Experience forward has continued since it published its findings in July 2017. This has developed from the Donor Experience Special Interest Group which was set up in October 2017.The project’s goal is “to help fundraisers deliver a great experience so everyone feels good about giving”. It aims to help cultivate “a culture in which charities consistently deliver exemplary experiences for their donors and other supporters”.The team behind the Donor Experience Project are once again asking for help from fundraisers who are committed to helping change the culture of fundraising, and to “inspiring and stimulating new ways of thinking and behaving”.  355 total views,  1 views today They are looking for fundraisers who want:to share great ideas or case studiesto write blogs or opinion piecesto help promote the Commission’s outputs far and wide.Those wishing to contribute to the Donor Experience Project should contact the team via email. There will also be a regular Donor Experience newsletter available sharing the content contributed. Howard Lake | 22 March 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Donor experience categories in awardsThe Donor Experience Commission’s work has also inspired the creation of two new awards categories for fundraisers.The Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Awards has a category for the Best Donor Experience.The Institute of Fundraising’s Insight Awards have a category for the Best Use of Insight to Improve Your Donor Experience. center_img Tagged with: Awards Commission on the Donor Experience Individual giving How the Commission on the Donor Experience’s work is continuing Advertisement  356 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Ethiopian government to bring criminal charges against six weeklies

first_img February 10, 2021 Find out more August 12, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ethiopian government to bring criminal charges against six weeklies Ethiopia’s justice ministry has announced that it is bringing criminal charges ranging from “dissemination of false rumours with the intent of overthrowing the government” to “undermining public trust in the government and attempts at fostering ethnic and religious divisions” against six news weeklies.In a communiqué released on 5 August, the ministry accused the six weeklies – Lomi, Enqu, Fact, Jano, Addis Guday and Afro-Times – of “encouraging terrorism, endangering national security, repeated incitement of ethnic and religious hate, and smears against officials and public institutions.”Two of the weeklies, Addis Guday and Fact, are among Ethiopia’s leading privately-owned newspapers and have often covered events or published stories that have generated political controversy. One of Addis Guday’s journalists, Asmamaw Hailegiorgis, has been held on a terrorism charge since 25 April.The ministry said it had been “patient” with the six weeklies but had finally decided to bring charges in response to public pressure for corrective action. It also warned that it was ready to bring charges against other publications engaging in similar “subversive” activity.“Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s government must end the harassment of independent media that it has been orchestrating for the past few months,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire.“With the 10 journalists and bloggers already accused of terrorism and now this prosecution threat, the government is sending a much tougher message to news providers. Prosecuting journalists for ‘undermining public trust in the government’ is totally illegitimate.”Ethiopia is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Ethiopia May 21, 2021 Find out more Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home News News Receive email alerts (photo : Ethiopian Justice minister, Getachew Ambaye) EthiopiaAfrica Help by sharing this information RSF_en May 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia EthiopiaAfrica Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News to go further Newslast_img read more

Head coach Simmons wants strong start from Windies batsmen

first_imgMANCHESTER, England, (CMC) – Head coach Phil Simmons wants his batsmen to hit the ground running from the first Test to avoid West Indies having to play catch-up in the three-Test series which bowls off here next month.With concerns already surrounding the Caribbean side’s batting, Simmons said he hoped the senior players would be at their best from the start, as West Indies chased their first series in in England in 32 years.“I think most of the senior batsmen are seasoned players,” Simmons told reporters via Zoom from Old Trafford.“Mentally I think they’re tough but I think we just need to continue working on our skills because I think when you look back at Kraigg, Roston and Shai, they’re mentally tough because they’ve done it at this level so it’s about making sure they’re sharp and ready to go in the first game.“We’ve had occasions when we’ve toured and only after the first game we start really playing cricket so it’s something we’re trying to get out of our system and make sure we are ready and raring to go when we get to Southampton.”West Indies were guilty of a slow start on their last tour here three years ago when they were rolled over cheaply for under 200 in each innings, to slump to an embarrassing innings and 209-run defeat inside three days at Edgbaston.And while they bounced back with a stunning win at Leeds in the second Test to level the series, they crumbled to a nine-wicket loss at Lord’s in the final Test.That series defeat extended the Windies’ poor record in England but Simmons said the side was highly motivated to alter that history.“When you come to England it’s always good to win in England,” said Simmons, who played 26 Tests for West Indies.“We won at home [last year] and we want to continue that trend but we’re also wanting our own little piece of history, so I think the guys are up for the fight.”West Indies arrived in the United Kingdom almost two weeks ago and have been undergoing preparation while being quarantined due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.And with 17 days remaining until the first Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Simmons said the visitors’ preparation was moving into high gear, with the start of the first three-day warm-up match starting Tuesday.“Our preparation, our practices have gone to another level from today (Monday). We had a nice day off [on Sunday], we worked hard on Saturday when it was nice up here … and it’s gone to the next level today,” he explained.“It’s only two weeks before the first Test match and preparation has to go to the next level so we’ve started that today.”The warm-up game will be the first of two and will be played among themselves, with the usual tour matches against county sides prohibited because of COVID-19.Having travelled with a large 25-man group – a 14-member Test squad and 11 reserves – Simmons believes the tour matches will be of major benefit.“The aim is the same as if you were playing a four-day match against a county,” he noted.“The good thing about it is that the quality of bowling we have here as part of the reserves makes it a worthwhile run out over the next three days because you will still have quality bowling on the other end, don’t matter which team plays against which.”last_img read more

Pitt beats North Carolina in hoops…and for Cynthia Erivo to not win best actress as Harriet Tubman is as wrong as slavery was!! (Jan. 15)

first_imgby Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courier:10—Listen and listen well…This just in…Just in case you’re already under your winter rock, The New Pitt Panthers went into the famed Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and handed it to the Tar Heels in no uncertain terms. The 73–65 upset on Jan. 8 sent a message loud and clear to the ACC that this is not your grandfather’s Pitt team…For that matter, it’s not the team you saw three years ago before the arrival of Coach Capel! (Sorry, had to get that in!):09—Before I get off the subject, it’s important to know a few things. It’s not that this team is loaded with superstars…and it’s not as if they have a dominant center controlling the paint…and while they’ve improved the position outside the three-point line, it’s not as though Ray Allen just joined the team! But what they do have is a coach with an A+ pedigree, a concept that teaches the importance of team, and most importantly, a never-say-never-nonstop-hard-working defensive mindset that says bring your lunch, boys, we’re going to be here a while!:08—“Upset City” is in full effect and it gives Steeler Nation reasons to feel better about life in general. #1. New England…Done!! #2. The Ravens…Done!! And, quote the Ravens never more (at least not this year). #3. Buffalo…Done! After sending us packing! #4. By now you’re seeing why Kansas City is Kansas City…makes you feel better about yourself now huh? #5. If you live by the running quarterback you die by the running quarterback. Of course, Lamar Jackson is the truth, but no team in the NFL held him down better than us…nobody.:07—To that point, and don’t get me wrong, I applaud the superior talent of Lamar Jackson, but there must be a reason no running QB has won the Super Bowl…I am just sayin’!CYNTHIA ERIVO:06—In review—Now that Joaquin Phoenix has won the Golden Globe for his amazing portrayal of the Joker, put on your grown-up pants and go see it…it’s not real, it’s just a movie. “1917”…Huh, what? And for Cynthia Erivo to not win best actress as Harriet Tubman is as wrong as slavery was!!!:05—Get ready ya’ll, Champions Live Sports Talk Show…The new edition is coming your way soon. Stay Tuned!!:04—Oh, the Pittsburgh Penguins are really good. They even win without the best player in the world…Sidney Crosby! That’s all I got.:03—Coach Bill Cowher is going into the NFL Hall of Fame and deservingly so. It also tells me if Mike Tomlin wins another Super Bowl, he’s a shoo-in! Two trips to the super bowl, eight playoff appearances…C’mon Man!!!:02—The Pirates got a new GM, a new manager and did this, that and the other. We’ll see…:01—OK, OK, OK, Carol, you’re the greatest of all time…G.O.A.T.—now let it go, will ya.:00—It’s getting closer to voting time. Get ready to vote this bum out. Act like your life depends on it…because it does!GAME OVER.last_img read more

ThurstonTalk’s Weekend Event Calendar For Olympia

first_imgFacebook33Tweet0Pin0 Hooray – it’s Friday and for most that means the end of a work week.  Find loads of activities on ThurstonTalk’s event calendar.  Here is a quick summary of some of the fun things you can do around town.Enjoy the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at The Washington Center on Friday.  The Olympia Symphony Orchestra performs on Sunday.Celebrate Saint Martin’s University homecoming weekend.Make Chinese New Year crafts at WET Science Center on Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.Attend a free dental screening at the Hands On Children’s Museum on Saturday between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.Dig razor clams in Ocean Shores.  Swing by Damon Point and look for snowy owls.Prepare homemade Valentine’s with your kids.Attend the Love Our Local fest at the Olympia Ballroom on Saturday.Sign up your child for Capitol Little League youth baseball.  The final opportunity to register is on Saturday.Participate in Sunday’s community book discussion as part of Lacey Loves to Read.Plan your Thurston County staycation.Take a winter walk at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at [email protected]  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.last_img read more

Hubbard’s Bridge To Close For 2 Weeks

first_imgThe newly reconstructed West Front Street bridge, also known as Hubbard’s Bridge, will be closed to all motor vehicle traffic for two weeks beginning Wednesday, August 12 at 6 a.m.The announcement was posted by Monmouth County officials Friday.The bridge joining River Plaza in Middletown with Red Bank over the Swimming River had re-opened to traffic mid-May following a $12.9 million renovation that spanned many months. Since then, construction crews have continued to work on the bridge as cars move slowly across the span. But now a full closure is necessary for utility relocation work and intersection reconstruction, they say.Officials hope the bridge will be re-opened on August 26, prior to Labor Day weekend and the start of the school year.In Red Bank, on the eastern side of the bridge, the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue, Rector Place and West Front Street will be closed so the contractor can complete the reconstruction of the intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from West Front Street to Bridge Avenue to State Highway 35 (crossing Cooper Bridge) to Navesink River Road; traffic will then continue to Hubbard Avenue to Carpenter Street to Applegate Street. Detour signs will be posted along the route.In Middletown, the intersection of Hubbard Avenue at West Front Street will be closed for the reconstruction of the intersection. Westbound traffic will be detoured to Applegate Street to Foster Street to Hubbard Avenue to Navesink River Road to State Highway 35 South (crossing Cooper Bridge) to Bridge Avenue to Monmouth Street to Shrewsbury Avenue.The new bridge is a 488-foot long steel girder bridge built to the north of the previous West Front Street Bridge, originally scheduled for April 2016 completion, said county offiials.last_img read more

Wilmington College’s 7th Food Symposium to highlight sugar

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sugar will be viewed from many perspectives — history, business ethics, health and nutrition, social justice and, yes, tasting it — when Wilmington College presents its seventh annual Food Symposium March 30.Devised using the theme “Sugar Rushed,” the program will feature a combination of film, food, fun and informed opinions on one of nature’s sweetest and, in recent years, most controversial products.The day will open in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre with a screening of Michele Hozer’s Canadian documentary film, Sugar-Coated, from 10 to 11:40 a.m., followed by a food expo in which agriculture professor Tom Stilwell’s World Foods class will share dishes made from a variety of sugar crops from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.Again this year, the symposium will have a student focus in both planning and presentation, as an interdisciplinary student research panel will present its finidings on all things sugar: history, marketing, nutrition, etc., from 1 to 2 p.m., in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center. Also, a sugar cube sculpture competition will be featured in which contestants can create sculptures out of sugar cubes, using no more than three ingredients: sugar cubes, glue and a coloring of choice.On the heels of past competitions featuring pies, cakes and cookies, this year’s contest, which is open to both the campus and community, will highlight candy-making.Categories include: dipped/covered (such as buckeyes and truffles), pulled/hard/gummies (taffy, rock candy), brittles/barks/toffee bars, diabetic friendly, caramels/fudge/pralines and novelty (specially design such as candies for holidays). Each entry must include a list of ingredients as a precaution for persons allergic to various nuts or other ingredients. The registration form can be found at: audience will be able to sample contest entries from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in the McCoy Room. The symposium will culminate with a panel highlighting “Sugar and Wellness” featuring professionals speaking on nutrition, diabetes, activity and low-sugar cooking, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the McCoy Room.last_img read more

Reftract House: A 2009 Solar Decathlon Contender

first_imgIt would be understandable if participants in the Solar Decathlon feel the pressure of rising expectations – pressure to outdo the work of previous teams of faculty and students who have already put enormous energy and analysis into the 800-sq.-ft. net-zero-energy dwellings that became their Decathlon entries.The Santa Clara University undergraduates who make up one of the 20 teams competing in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, for example, might even feel a little extra pressure to measure up to SCU’s performance in the 2007 Decathlon, where the team entered the competition as an underdog but ended up winning third place overall.The good news is that, competitive as it is, the Decathlon also is an excellent teaching tool whose past entries can be analyzed, and improved upon, by current contestants.To that end, SCU, located in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Santa Clara, has been developing its entry for the 2009 Decathlon in collaboration with design, art, and architecture students at the nearby California College of the Arts.The SCU/CCA team aims to produce a “bold and luxurious home that demonstrates green living does not require a compromise in lifestyle,” the team says in its mission statement about the project.Called Refract House, the project derives it name from the notion that the SCU/CCA team is attempting to alter the path of net-zero-energy home design for the better, an idea that’s represented visually by the building’s bent-tube layout and technically by the way its layout controls the entry of light into the home as it wraps around a central courtyard.Ramping up for OctoberConstruction of the house is well underway, and the team has been busy not only overseeing the process but escorting visitors on tours of the building site, which is on the SCU campus. (Tour hours are noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; call (845) 323-8029 for information.)Of course, the Refract House’s big moment will be at the Solar Decathlon, scheduled for October 8 through 18 in Washington, D.C., where the home will be reconstructed on the National Mall, along with 19 other fully operational contest entries, for viewing by visitors and judges.Each Solar Decathlon team competes in 10 areas: architecture (for a maximum of 100 points), market viability (100 points), engineering (100 points), lighting design (75 points), communications (75 points), comfort zone (100 points), hot water (100 points), appliances (100 points), home entertainment (100 points), and the newest category, net metering (150 points).The 2009 field of competitors includes 16 teams from schools in the U.S., two from Canadian universities, and two from European universities.A biennial event sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Decathlon attracted a record 200,000 visitors in 2007. The house built for that contest by SCU, which doesn’t have an architecture school, did not do well in the architecture category. But it did land perfect scores in the hot water and energy balance categories, and ended up with a total of 979.959 points out of a possible 1,200 (the first-place winner, the team representing Technische Universität Darmstadt, scored 1,024.855 points).Decathlon teams play with their hearts as well as their heads. The DOE’s Decathlon website points out that SCU’s 2007 entry almost didn’t make it to the National Mall when the truck transporting the house broke an axle on its way to Washington. The house’s arrival was delayed by three days, but the SCU persevered.last_img read more

Cignal rips CEU, takes 1-0 lead

first_imgAlso sizzling for the Hawkeyes were Byron Villarias, who shot 6-of-8 from the field for a team-high 17 points, and Mark Bringas, who posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.Everything went the Hawkeyes’ way that even when the Scorpions cut the deficit to 12, 37-25, in the second quarter, they quickly stifled the rally and cruised the rest of the way. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Star itching to stretch Govs’ Cup win streak LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Perkins caught fire right in the first period to help the Hawkeyes erect an early 24-6 lead in Game 1 of the best-of-three title series.Perkins dropped half of his 16 points in the opening frame and also finished with 11 rebounds as the former La Salle standout’s hot start set the tone of the lopsided match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Jason knows that he’s a very important part of this team,” said Fernandez. “It shows that he’s always been stepping up for us.”The Hawkeyes will try to wrap up their bid for back-to-back crowns in Game 2 on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games There was little to worry, after all, as Cignal HD bucked the absence of a key cog and dismantled Centro Escolar University, 78-56, to move within a win of a championship in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena.“We know that the challenge of stepping up is there, and I commend all my players today, especially Jason (Perkins),” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who was concerned over Raymar Jose’s absence as the big man left for Kuala Lumpur to suit up for the national team in the Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img View comments MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more